Company: Wood
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Woking, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Digital Consulting (DC) is currently recruiting for a Senior Automation Engineer with a strong track record supporting effective delivery of the automation control and instrumentation design content on a range of projects.

Wood DC provides a wide range of solutions leveraging real-time data and automation solutions globally and across multiple industrial markets. As an independent integrator, we provide operational technology (physical and digital) to connect, control and optimise process and manufacturing facilities, as well as supporting other Wood Offices for automation scope, where required.

Whilst this role can be based anywhere in the UK, mobility and travel to customer sites and face to face meetings with colleagues will be expected as required.

Join a culture of innovation , pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

The Senior Automation Engineer will be an integral member of the DC Engineering Team providing work within project teams or seconded to clients helping us deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients.

Responsibilities / Duties
  • Contribute in the preparation, execution, and handover of completed Automation work scope
  • Defines and executes Automation and Controls deliverable requirements and system design and integration
  • Responsible for identifying / defining the Automation and Controls requirement / solutions for the client
  • Provides technical expertise and guidance to project delivery teams during system design, implementation, and testing
  • Supports the project Lead Engineer in accomplishing project objectives
  • Prepares engineering studies (FEED), design drawings and documents (DETAILED DESIGN), and material and equipment specifications
  • Applies integration concepts to a wide variety of systems and across multiple vendor platforms
  • Provides application expertise on the configuration, database and / or programming activities
  • Liaison with the Client (internal or external) ensuring that their needs are met
  • Ensuring Quality Assurance systems and procedures

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in Control / Instrument / Automation Engineering discipline with substantial experience
  • Experience in Oil and Gas / Chemical refining
  • Provides expertise in at least one Automation Technical Area, PLC, SCADA, Cyber Security, Network Design
  • Experience in SCADA, DCS systems by varied vendors such as ABB 800xA, HIMA
  • Experience Administering Control Systems
  • Experience of Project documentation and change management methodologies
  • Familiar with Software development lifecycles associated with ICSS design, implementation, testing and commissioning
  • Resolves specialty related engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes, and standards
  • Be able to review ICSS Hardware design, P&IDs, Cause and Effects etc
  • Be technically sound and able to work mainly unsupervised in the preparation of deliverables
  • Be able to communicate clearly in the English language; both verbally and in the production of high-quality written documentation using MS Office applications
  • Have a confident Client-facing manner, and be diligent, confident, collaborative and highly motivated when working as part of a Client's team, together with Wood colleagues, or independently
  • Be able to work accurately, flexibly and to integrate their work with other disciplines, whilst working to tight programme and budget constraints
  • Be able to travel and visit offices, operational works and construction sites as required
  • Demonstrate a practical appreciation of safe systems of work
  • Experience scoping work, identifying key tasks, packages and developing resourcing/time estimates
  • Experience with Building Management System / SCADA / HVAC system is an advantage
  • DCS / SCADA / PLC Upgrade / Migration technologies, sequence and I/O Configuration requirements captureand implementation coding practices, code implementation, Testing (including virtual testing), Installation and commissioning
  • Experience and knowledge of design according to NORSOK standards would be an advantage

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.